Fun, decidedly dark and certainly different, Ben, Tico, Holly and Ava have dealt with a lot of strange magic over the years but none stranger than the abduction of Rose by the fearsome beast Rapscallion.
An engaging and charmingly written story that has an absorbing and life-affirming quality Elizabeth’s Mountain is a novel that will have its readers lingering on its pages and reflecting on the happenstance of life.
Firing on all cylinders as a Historical Noir Crime thriller, police procedural and investigative newsroom drama, Wallace’s smart, extremely vivid narration oozes period authenticity that puts the reader amid evolving events.
Wildly witty, bold and occasionally cerebrally penetrating “Bad Day for Grandpa” blends seemingly benign drivel with cuttingly astute observation to give readers something unapologetically different.
Compelling and addictive reading “In Silence Cries the Heart” catapults us back to 17th-century Scotland with a story full to the brim with inner turmoil as we plunge impetuously into a tragic and passionate exploration of love inspired by the true story of Domhnull Donn and Mary Grant.
Bands come ago and so do their stories but Tim O’Shaughnessy Hello Hammersmith is a winner from every possible angle, reminding us of the comforting, even cathartic, gratifications of a feel-good story well told.
The best biographies offer much more than insight into another’s life and in The Many Adventures of Donnie Malone, Paul E. Doutrich manages the difficult feat of delivering an intimate biography against an epic backdrop of war, aviation and social evolution.
It’s one of those rare novels that excite the emotions in the way good fiction should, but it also stirs the quieter feelings of anger and helplessness we associate with adolescent romance to create a unified and disturbing psychological subtext.
An excellent example of the metaphysical genre, ‘The Asuras’ spans space, time and consciousness in a glorious challenge to the fundamental perception of reality, existence and the universe.
Sara, despite the tragedy in her life, isn’t a stereotypical character who wears her angst on her sleeve. She’s tough and resourceful as she comes to terms with the tragic deaths of her children and the dark reality of a new world but still retains a degree of vulnerability which makes us warm to her.